Universal Plans Skyscraper Disaster

Universal Pictures has acquired Mike Sobel’s “Towering Inferno”-style disaster epic “Skyscraper” set in a super-skyscraper says the trades.

The story centers on a Donald Trump-esque developer sets out to build a mile-high structure in Chicago. When the tower starts to falter, a crew must rescue the city from mayhem.

Neal Moritz, who worked with former NYC criminal lawyer Sobel on Sony’s upcoming creature revenge thriller “Animals”, will produce.